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Spend Your Canadian Emergency Response Benefit Like You Love Vancouver

If you are anticipating some financial relief from the Feds in the coming days, please consider doing your city a solid and spending whatever tiny amount you’ve allotted for discretionary purposes on local, independent businesses. The big box stores, chain restaurants and online giants don’t need your money as much as the little guys do right now, and the little guys are one of the key things that make this city special.

I understand that it’s never a good look to tell people how to spend their money, but let’s be clear: this is government cheese — it’s our money. We’re all going to pay for it eventually, by way of taxes after our economy recovers. So spread that cheddar. Make it count.

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  1. I’ll be spending my tiny amount of staying alive, but thanks for the recommendation to spend $20 on a cup of granola.

Revolutionizing Local Food: Get to Know Farm-to-Plate Marketplace

Think of them like an online Farmers Market - one designed to collectively support local food producers, enhance transparency in the food system, and combat food insecurity.

Dosanko Restaurant Raising Funds for Jobless Staff After Recent Fire

While the restaurant undergoes renovations, which may take upwards of a couple of months to complete, GM and co-owner Akiyo Lowey has set up a GoFundMe page in order to help support their staff.

Hospitality Friends to Rally for One of Their Own With Big Aussie BBQ in East Van

The feasting will include steak sandwiches, shrimp on the barbie, veggie skewers, Aussie burgers and more.

The Writers’ Exchange Seeking Tables, Chairs, Fridge for Two New Spaces

The local kids literacy program has been able to secure new spaces, but they need some help in furnishing them...